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Cuningar back in the loop with 15 hectare woodland park

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September 20 2017

Cuningar back in the loop with 15 hectare woodland park
Civil engineering firm Robertson has marked the opening of a huge £9.3m urban outdoor space in Glasgow with the transformation of 15 hectares of former abandoned landfill, including rubble generated by demolition of the nearby Gorbals.

Cuningar Woodland Park was conceived by Forest Enterprise Scotland to breathe new life into a forgotten meander in the River Clyde and is accessible by a pedestrian and cycle bridge from the Commonwealth Games Athlete’s Village, delivered as a separate project.

This will give access to a network of new walking and cycling routes as well as adventure play areas and an outdoor bouldering facility, all landscaped by Gillespie's with 15,000 trees and shrubs.

Tony Fry, Managing Director of Robertson Civil Engineering said: “This particular site posed a number of challenges, as it had previously been used as a quarry, illegal mine and for landfill.”

Artists in residence Rob Mullholland and James Winnet have also been commissioned to bring life to the park with bespoke sculptures and artwork.
The 'woodland retreat' is expected to attract 120,000 visitors this year
The 'woodland retreat' is expected to attract 120,000 visitors this year

2 Comments

Walt Disney
#1 Posted by Walt Disney on 20 Sep 2017 at 12:44 PM
Just thinking it would have been nice if the terraces on the athletes' village had been built as crescents as per the original design intent.

The new park is an excellent addition to the east end....mind you, someone, somewhere is going to end up with old burger vans and 'waltzer' lorries parked next to them.
Stephen
#2 Posted by Stephen on 22 Sep 2017 at 11:01 AM
Great initiative. What a shame it's not possible to access the bridge from the riverside path. And that there's only one bridge...

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